Tag Archives: Don Bluth

Animation Anecdotes #395
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 28, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #395

“Cats Don’t Dance was supervised by no less than eight executives in its lifetime, several of whom would have rather ironed Chris Farley’s underwear than make an animated movie.”

Animation Anecdotes #394
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 21, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #394

“You do not write down for animation. As a matter of fact, the music needs to be as emotionally powerful as it can be, because music is casting a spell.”

Animation Anecdotes #393
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
December 14, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #393

The poster for The Great Mouse Detective was roughed out by the Disney publicity department and sent to the animation department.

Animation Anecdotes #369
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 29, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #369

In 1991 over 3,000 cels, backgrounds and drawings from Tiny Toons were stolen. “It literally broke my heart because I didn’t want to see them destroyed. I wasn’t trying to steal anything,”

Animation Anecdotes #368
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 22, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #368

With the popularity of Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair videogame, plans were made for a sequel involving time travel and a possible feature length animated film entitled Dragon’s Lair: The Legend.

Animation Anecdotes #366
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
June 8, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #366

Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler project went through many different working titles throughout the thrity-one years it was in production.

Animation Anecdotes #362
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
May 11, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #362

In 1993, it was announced in the trades that Betty Boop would make her animated feature film debut for MGM by the Zanuck Company – but the film was never made.

Animation Anecdotes #360
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 27, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #360

The birthday celebration was part of a four day, fifteen city cross-country airplane tour, a Boeing 727, decorated with a 16-foot Donald Duck decal and “Happy Birthday” message along its side.

Animation Anecdotes #358
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
April 13, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #358

“I didn’t understand this thing until the opening night. They never let me see any rushes. We started on the film in 1934 when I was 18 and it went on until I was 21.”

Animation Anecdotes #353
ANIMATION ANECDOTES
March 9, 2018 posted by Jim Korkis

Animation Anecdotes #353

Leonard Maltin wrote Jay Ward a letter when he was twelve years old and Ward wrote back “on wonderful embossed Bullwinkle stationery!” Thus began a lively and very friendly correspondence.